Northwoods Cabins
45190 US Highway 41, Chassell, MI 49916
Phone: 906-487-6191, E-Mail:
Host: Jason Gruenke

Northwoods Cabins is located 3 miles south of Houghton on the shores of Portage Lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is conveniently located near Michigan Tech University, the Rozsa Center, and the scenic Ke weenaw Peninsula. (map)

SUMMER: The perfect time for that vacation at the lake.
Swimming in Portage Lake . . . Water Sports. . . Great Fishing. . . Wading in the shallow waters, perfect for the kids. . .
  Canoeing & Kayaking . . . Relaxing on the wonderful sun deck by the water. 
Northwoods Cabins offers apartment style units by Portage Lake with easy access to the docks and the waterfront.

Summer Weekly Rentals on Portage Lake
One Unit (#7) available Year Round
Cable TV
Wireless Internet
Pets Welcome

The wonderful arge deck by the lakeside is ideal for relaxing, catching a little sun, reading, or having a meal. There are charcoal and gas grills for guests to use. Sit around the campfire and enjoy the night sky over the lake. We hav e two long docks, one for fishing boats and the other for sunning and swimming. The water has a sand bottom and is nice and shallow for the children. There is a badminton net in a sandy area and a basketball hoop for practicing those long shots. The Lakeside biking-walking trail goes right by the cabins for your stroll along the water’s edge.

Norhwoods Cabins offers 10 vacation apartments for your summer vacation on the lake. Each vacation apartment offers comfortable furnishings with Cable TV. The kitchen contains a coffee maker, microwave, full-size appliances, pots & p ans, dishes, and silverware.  Northwoods Cabins provides a limited supply of linens, but please bring your towels.

NORTHWOODS CABINS All Rates are plus 6% Michigan State Tax

UNIT #1: One-bedroom unit with a queen bed and a sleeper sofa - Rate: $450 per week. (4 people Maximum)

UNIT #2 :  1-Bedroom Efficiency. Full size bed & sleeper sofa - Rate: $400/wk (Maximum 4 people)

UNIT #3:   1-Bedroom Efficiency. Full size bed and sleeper sofa - $400/wk (Maximum 4 people

UNIT #4:  1-Bedroom Efficiency. Full size bed and sleeper sofa - $450/wk (Maximum 4 people)

UNIT #5 :   1-Bedroom Efficiency. Queen bed and sleeper sofa - $450 /wk (Maximum 4 people)

UNIT #7: 2 BR , 1 Qu bed, 1 Full bed, and sleeper sofa - $600/wk (1- 4 people), $650/wk (5-6ppl)

UNIT #8: Large 2-BR, two story w/Qu bed, Full size bed, 3/4 size bed, 2 twin beds, sleeper sofa - $725/wk (up to 5 people) - $775/wk (6 or more call)

UNIT #9: 2 Bedrooms (Queen bed in each), 2 Baths, 1 Sauna, Pull-out in living room. View facing lake with large deck - $900/wk (up to 6 people)

UNITS #8 and #9 can be rented together with a door that opens in between them for larger groups.  The total would be a 4 Bedroom, 3 bath apartment with a Sauna.

Blue House (UNIT #10): Completely remodeled, queen bed in each bedroom, 1 bathroom, pull-out sleeper in living room. - $625/wk (up to 6 people)

BLUE HOUSE (UNIT #11): Upstairs and completely remodeled, deck facing the water, full size bed, 1 bathroom, pull-out sleeper in living room. - $475/wk (up to 4 people)

WINTER: Unit #7 is available for year round rentals. Northwoods Cabins is located directly across from the Chassell-Houghton Rail Trail. Enjoy fall, winter, and spring in the beautiful Keweenaw. Check out the stunning fall color, go snowmobiling from the door, down hill skiing and snowboarding at Mount Ripley, and miles and miles of groomed cross-country ski trails for all abilities.

The Northwoods Cabins is centrally located for enjoying all this area has to offer. Take a tour of the Quincy Mine, visit the waterfalls, tour the lighthouses in Copper Harbor and Eagle Harbor, or just enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Northwoods Cabins is located on Highway US-41, 3 miles north of Chassell and 5 miles south of Houghton, Michigan.

Pets Welcome with a small additional charge

Enjoy summer by the lake with great fishing, boating, canoeing, swimming, water sports, or relax on the sundeck.

Phone 906-487-6191 Or e-mail:
for reservations or additional information about each vacation apartment.

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**Prices subject to change without notice

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